Events

Wed, Mar 6
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Francis Arena, MD
Title: Clinical Professor of Medicine, NYU Medical School; Medical Director, Perlmutter Cancer Center
Lecture Title: Changing Spectrum of Adjuvant Therapy in HER2 Neu Positive Breast Cancer

Additional information

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Thong Luong, Graduate Student
Title: Molecular Pharmacology, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: The role of ubiquitylation in regulating budding yeast Hrq1 turnover during the DNA damage response

March 2019 schedule

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Mar 7
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

9:00 am Genome Stability Program @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Neil Kad, PhD and Alexandra Moores, PhD
Lecture Title: Walking the tightrope between DNA and actin: Single molecule insights into mechanism

Seminar Flyer

Fri, Mar 8
9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pm Special Seminar @ Magee Womens Research Institute, First Floor Conf Room
Speaker: Gloria V. Echeverria, PhD
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Experimental Radiation Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Lecture Title: Clonal Dynamics and Adaptive Responses in Triple Negative Breast Cancer Chemoresistance and Metastasis

Additional information

Sat, Mar 9
7:30 am Liver Cancer Conference @ Wyndham Grand Hotel
Speaker: Dulabh K. Monga, MD and Satdarshan (Paul) S. Monga, MD
Title: Course Directors
Lecture Title: See attached program agenda

Program Agenda

Mon, Mar 11
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

3:00 pm Genome Stability Program Special Guest Lecture @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Hong Wang, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Physics Dept, Center for Human Health and the Environment, North Carolina State University
Lecture Title: Unraveling the secrets at telomeres, one molecule at a time

Seminar Flyer

Tue, Mar 12
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Daniel Normolle, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Dept of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health; Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Biostatistics Facility, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: What Is Bayesian Statistics?

Seminar flyer

Wed, Mar 13
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Allyson Pishko, MD, MSCE
Title: Instructor, Department of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Lecture Title: Clinical Challenges in the Diagnosis and Management of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (HIT)

Additional information

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Sarah R. Hengel, PhD
Title: Dept of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Lecture Title: Elucidating the function of the human Shu Complex

March 2019 schedule

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Mar 14
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pm Immunology Seminar Series @ Scaife Hall Auditorium 5
Speaker: Alex K. Shalek, AM, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor at MIT, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at MIT, and Associate Member of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard
Lecture Title: Translating Single-Cell Genomics to the Clinic

This week’s Immunology Seminar for Thursday, March 14, will be given by Dr. Alex Shalek, Pfizer-Laubach Career Development Assistant Professor at MIT, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at MIT, and Associate Member of the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard. Dr. Shalek’s talk, “Translating Single-Cell Genomics to the Clinic,” will begin at 12:00 PM in Scaife Hall Auditorium 5. There will be a faculty lunch in 1095 BST to follow.

Fri, Mar 15
9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon, Mar 18
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

12:00 pm Cancer Virology Program Work-In-Progress Seminar Series @ Nimick Conference Room, 1st Fl Research Pavilion
Speaker: Lulu Shao
Title: Post-Doctoral Associate, Sarkar Lab, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: The Intrinsic Role of IRFs in Anti-tumor Immunity

Seminar Flyer

12:30 pm Special Faculty Candidate Chalk Talk @ Cooper Conference Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Nicole N. Scheff, PhD
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University, Bluestone Center for Clinical Research, College of Dentistry
Lecture Title: The Neuro-immune Axis in Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: the Reciprocal Regulation of Pain and Cancer Progression

Seminar Flyer

5:00 pm Brain Tumor Research Meeting @ Cooper Conference Room C, Shadyside
Speaker: Brad Poore, PhD
Title: Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: The SWI/SNF(BAF) Complex’s Role In Medulloblastoma: The Baffling Role of Baf60c

Seminar Flyer

Tue, Mar 19
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Christopher Bakkenist, PhD
Title: Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, Associate Director for Education and Training, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Lecture Title: Pharmacology of DNA Damage Signaling in the Immune System

Seminar flyer

Wed, Mar 20
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Gilbert Chu, MD, PhD
Title: Professor of Medicine (Oncology) and Biochemistry, Stanford University School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Chemobrain and Ammonia

Additional information

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Brian J. Leibowitz, PhD
Title: Instructor of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: STING Drives Reparative Inflammation

March 2019 schedule

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Mar 21
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pm Brain, Behavior, and Cancer Seminar Series @ UPMC Shadyside, Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Classroom C
Speaker: Scott Beach, PhD
Title: Associate Director & Director of Survey Research Program, University Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR)
Lecture Title: Survey Research at Pitt’s University Center for Social & Urban Research (UCSUR): Overview and Cancer-Relevant Examples from Research on Aging and Family Caregiving

Seminar Flyer

4:00 pm Pittsburgh Center for Bone & Mineral Research Seminar Series @ BST 1695 Conference Room
Speaker: Jessica Bon Field, MD, MS
Title: Assistant Professor, Depts of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Understanding the Relationship between Lung and Bone in COPD-related Osteoporosis

seminar flyer

Fri, Mar 22
9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pm University of Pittsburgh Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar @ Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
Speaker: Rebecca B. Price, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, and Assistant Professor of Psychology, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Targeting Neurocognitive Profiles in Anxiety and Depression: Toward Psychobiological Intervention
Mon, Mar 25
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Tue, Mar 26
9:30 am Cytek Aurora Training Part I @ 201A Herberman Conference Center
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Jose Conejo-Garcia, MD, PhD
Title: Chair, Department of Immunology, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
Lecture Title: Spontaneous Humoral Responses Protect Against Ovarian Cancer Progression

Seminar flyer

Wed, Mar 27
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Lin Zhang, PhD
Title: Professor, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Dept of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology
Lecture Title: Cell Death Regulation in the Precision Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

Additional information

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Frank Vendetti, PhD
Title: Dept of Radiation Oncology
Lecture Title: Targeting the DNA damage response impacts anti-tumor adaptive immune responses following radiation

March 2019 schedule

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
10:00 am Thermo Fisher Scientific Immunology Roadshow @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Fl, Nimick Conf Room
12:00 pm Cancer Health Services Research Workgroup Meeting @ Pitt Public Health, A638
Speaker: Lyn B. Robertson, DrPH, MSN, BSN
Title: Associate Director for Health Equity and Community Outreach & Engagement; Assistant Professor of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Addressing cancer disparities in western PA

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1:00 pm Cytek Aurora Training Part II @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Thu, Mar 28
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Mar 29
8:30 am Center for Bioethics & Health Law — The Ethics of Seeking and Assessing “Quality of Life”, 2019 Annual Medical Ethics Conference @ Scaife Hall 11th Floor Conference Center
Speaker: See attached flyer for list of speakers and other information

Conference flyer

9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon, Apr 1
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

1:00 pm Pitt Nursing Visiting Scholars Series & Cancer Survivorship Hub @ Room 129 Victoria Building
Speaker: Cathy J. Bradley, PhD, MPH
Title: University of Colorado Comprehensive Cancer Center
Lecture Title: Emerging Trends in Cancer’s Economic Consequences

Seminar Flyer

Tue, Apr 2
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Jeremy M. Stark, PhD
Title: Professor, Dept of Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics; Associate Dean of Assessment, Graduate School of Biological Sciences; Scientific Director, Analytical Cytometry Core, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope
Lecture Title: Etiology of Chromosomal Rearrangements

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4:00 pm Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall
Speaker: Terence S. Dermody, MD
Title: Vira I. Heinz Professor and Chair of Pediatrics and Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: The Amazing Assembly Mechanism of a Viral Nanomachine

Additional information

Wed, Apr 3
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Robin Valpey, MD
Title: Assistant Professor, Dept of Psychiatry, Center for Counseling and Cancer Support, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Lecture Title: Benzodiazepine Use in Cancer Patients: Review of the Risks and Benefits

Additional information

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Nicole Kaminski
Title: Graduate Student, Molecular Pharmacology, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: SUMO: A post-translational regulator of ALT

April Flyer

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
Thu, Apr 4
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pm Magee Womens Research Institute Special Seminar @ Magee-Womens Hospital, Conf Room 2131
Speaker: Tan A Ince, MD, PhD
Title: Professor of Pathology; Director, Tumor Stem Cell Division, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, University of Miami
Lecture Title: Primary Tumor Cultures and Cell Type Based Cancer Classification

Additional information

1:30 pm UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Genome Stability Program Mini-Symposium @ BST S100A
Speaker: Alan Tomkinson, PhD (keynote lecture)
Title: Professor, Division of Molecular Medicine, University of New Mexico, Dept of Internal Medicine
Lecture Title: Human DNA ligases; from mechanism to potential therapeutic targets

See attached flyer for additional information and list of other speakers

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4:00 pm Department of Medicine Special Seminar @ Scaife Hall, conference room 1103
Speaker: Romas Geleziunas, PhD
Title: Executive Director of Biology at Gilead Sciences, Inc., Foster City, California
Lecture Title: Designing Therapies to Cure HIV

This seminar is hosted by John W. Mellors, MD, chief, Division of Infectious Diseases, Professor for Global Elimination of HIV and AIDS, and professor of medicine, School of Medicine.

4:00 pm Provost’s Inaugural Lecture @ Lecture Room 6, Scaife Hall
Speaker: Sundaram Hariharan, MD
Title: Robert J. Corry Professor of Transplantation Surgery, Professor of Medicine in the Renal-Electrolyte Division, and Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Progress in Kidney Transplant Survival over Three Decades and Future Directions

The Provost’s Inaugural Lecture series invites University of Pittsburgh faculty members to give a lecture marking their recent appointments to endowed chairs. Dr. Hariharan’s research focuses on renal transplantation practices, outcomes, and survival rates.

A reception with light refreshments will follow the talk.

Fri, Apr 5
9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pm Women Faculty/Trainee Luncheon @ Hillman Cancer Center, 1st Floor Conference Room

Please feel free to attend the women faculty/trainee lunch on the first Friday of the month at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center to informally chat and discuss issues pertaining to female scientists.

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Mon, Apr 8
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Tue, Apr 9
12:00 pm Sadie Gerson Distinguished Scholar Presentation @ LHAS Auditorium, UPMC Montefiore
Speaker: Chyke A. Doubeni, MD, FRCS, MPH
Title: Harrison McCrea Dickson, MD and Clifford C. Baker, MD Presidential Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Lecture Title: Eliminating preventable death from colorectal cancer by addressing modifiable failures of screening

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12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Davide Ruggero, PhD
Title: Professor, Dept of Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology; Helen Diller Family Endowed Chair of Basic Cancer Research, Helen Diller Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco
Lecture Title: Decoding the Cancer Genome One Codon at a Time and its Therapeutic Implications

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Wed, Apr 10
8:00 am CANCELED: Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium

April 10 Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds is canceled.

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting (no meeting 4/10/19) @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: NO MEETING APRIL 10, 2019
9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
9:00 am Special Seminar @ Cooper Conference Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Peng Li, PhD
Title: Staff Scientist, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutes (NHLBI), NIH
Lecture Title: Complex interactions of transcription factors and chromatin in T cells

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Thu, Apr 11
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

Fri, Apr 12
9:00 am Special Lecture @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center Room C
Speaker: W. Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD
Title: Director, Division of Hematology and Oncology, Cornelius Abernathy Craig Chair, Department of Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry, Vanderbilt University
Lecture Title: Molecular and Metabolic Pathways in Kidney Cancer: Current Therapies and Future Directions

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9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pm Senior Vice Chancellor’s Research Seminar @ Scaife Hall, Lecture Room 6
Speaker: Hawre Jalal, MD, PhD
Title: Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management, Graduate School of Public Health
Lecture Title: Changing Dynamics of the Drug Overdose Epidemic in the United States: 1979-2016
Mon, Apr 15
8:00 am Cancer Virology Symposium @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: See attached flyer for list of speakers and additional information

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration

Reception immediately following symposium

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8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

Tue, Apr 16
12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series (no seminar 4/16/19) @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: NO SEMINAR SCHEDULED APRIL 16, 2019
Wed, Apr 17
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Ryan J. Sullivan, MD
Title: Associate Director, Melanoma Program, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center; Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Lecture Title: Emerging Tissue and Blood Based Biomarkers in Melanoma

Additional information

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Jonathan Barroso-Gonzalez, PhD
Title: Department of Medicine - Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Lecture Title: RAD51AP1 is a critical mediator of Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres

April Flyer

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
12:00 pm Special Seminar @ West Wing Auditorium, Shadyside Hospital
Speaker: Mitesh Borad, MD
Title: Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Phoenix, Arizona
Lecture Title: Clinical Translation of Oncolytic Virotherapy

This seminar will be available via livestream. Please see below to access the livestream.

Please mute your microphone.

Meeting Access

Web URL: https://meetme.upmc.com/A634e6CShL

UPMC Internal Video Meeting Room Number: 324732

External Video Dial-in Number: 324732@128.147.248.43

Audio Only Number: 412-647-0990 Room: 324732

DISCLAIMER:  This presentation may contain unpublished data.  Do not share this link or copy any materials from this presentation.

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Thu, Apr 18
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pm Brain, Behavior, and Cancer Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Room C, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Kathryn A. Roecklein, PhD
Title: Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: The Role of Circadian Rhythms in Cancer: Associations Between Circadian Timing and Oncogenesis, and Insights into Surgery Recovery and Tolerance of Chemotherapy from Circadian Rhythms Research

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4:00 pm Pittsburgh Center for Bone & Mineral Research Seminar Series @ BST 1695 Conference Room
Speaker: Michael Whaby and Benjamin Martin
Title: Pitt Biomedical Masters Program and Pitt Biology Undergraduate Program
Lecture Title: Potential role of Hedgehog Receptor, Ptch1 in Endocrine Resistant Breast Cancer AND Organotypic Co-cultures to Study Bone Metastases of Breast Cancer

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Fri, Apr 19
9:00 am Special Lecture @ Herberman Conference Center, Room 201AB, UPMC Shadyside
Speaker: Victor H. Engelhard, PhD
Title: Professor, Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology, Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Lecture Title: Immune Cell Infiltration and Tertiary Lymphoid Structures as Determinants of Antitumor Immunity

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9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

Mon, Apr 22
8:00 am Neuro Oncology Cancers Tumor Board @ Hillman Cancer Center (Ambulatory Side), 2nd Floor Meeting Room

Please visit the Tumor Boards section under Healthcare Professionals for more information.

These meetings are for health care professionals and researchers and are not open to the public.

12:00 pm Special Seminar @ Cooper Conference Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Robert W. Sobol, PhD
Title: Point Clear Charities Professor of Oncologic Sciences; Chief, Molecular & Metabolic Oncology Program; Abraham A. Mitchell Distinguished Investigator; Co-Director, Greater Caribbean Center for Ciguatera Research; Director, USAMCI GEED Lab, University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute
Lecture Title: Advancing Base Excision Repair Mechanistic Insight to Reveal New Targets in Cancer Treatment

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Tue, Apr 23
12:00 pm Magee-Womens Research Institute Work-in-Progress Conference & Seminar Series @ Magee-Womens Research Institute, Conference Center, 1st Floor
Speaker: Toren Finkel, MD, PhD
Title: Director, Aging Institute; Professor of Medicine, Cardiology and Geriatrics, G. Nicholas Beckwith III and Dorothy B. Beckwith Chair in Translational Medicine, University of Pittsburgh/UPMC
Lecture Title: Mitochondria, metabolism and aging

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12:30 pm Basic & Translational Research Seminar Series @ Cooper Conference Center Room D, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Speaker: Scott Kopetz, MD, PhD, FACP
Title: Associate Professor, Deputy Chair, Dept of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology; Co-Director, Dept of Cancer Biology, Division of Cancer Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Lecture Title: Evolution of Therapy for BRAF Mutated Colorectal Cancer

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Wed, Apr 24
8:00 am Clinical Oncology and Hematology Grand Rounds @ Shadyside Hospital West Wing Auditorium
Speaker: Jeffrey L. Carson, MD
Title: Provost-New Brunswick, Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences; Distinguished Professor, Department of Medicine, Rutgers, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Lecture Title: Red Blood Cell Transfusion Thresholds: How Low Can You Go?

Additional information

9:00 am Genome Stability Program Work-in-Progress Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Tatiana Moiseeva, PhD
Title: Department of Radiation Oncology
Lecture Title: An ATR dependent mechanism that suppresses dormant origin firing during unperturbed DNA replication

April Flyer

9:00 am Melanoma Protocol Team Meeting @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, 1st Floor, Nimick Conference Room
9:00 am Special Lecture @ UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Cooper Conference Center Room A
Speaker: James Brugarolas, MD, PhD
Title: Director of the Kidney Cancer Program, The Sherry Wigley Crow Cancer Research Endowed Chair in Honor of Robert Lewis Kirby, MD, Dept of Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Lecture Title: Driving Novel Therapeutics from Molecular Genetics in Renal Cancer

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12:00 pm Cancer Health Services Research Workgroup Meeting @ Pitt Public Health, A638
Speaker: Leila Mady, MD, PhD
Title: Resident, Dept of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh
Lecture Title: Financial Toxicity in Head and Neck Cancer Survivors

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Thu, Apr 25
8:30 am Orthopedics/Pathology Tumor Board @ Radiology Conference Room, 1st floor, Posner Tower

Course director is Mark Goodman, MD

12:00 pm Special Seminar @ 1103 Scaife Hall
Speaker: Suzana Petanceska, PhD
Title: Program Director, Systems Biology and Systems Pharmacology; Senior Advisor for Strategic Development and Partnerships, Division of Neuroscience, National Institute on Aging, NIH
Lecture Title: Transforming Alzheimer’s Disease Therapy Development: From Targets to Trials

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Fri, Apr 26
9:15 am Melanoma Clinic Pathology Review Conference @ Shadyside Hospital, Department of Pathology, Room WG02.3

Every Friday from 9:15-10 am

12:00 pm Bridgeside Research Forum @ Bridgeside Point II Building, Room 503

The Bridgeside Research Forum is a seminar given by postdocs and graduate students every Friday from 12-1 pm during the academic year. Most weeks consist of two 30-minute talks, but there will be an occasional hour-long special seminar from an invited guest too.

The goal of this forum is to provide an opportunity for trainees to gain valuable experience presenting their research to a broad scientific community. The topics are diverse each week, so there is sure to be something for everyone. All are welcome to attend and enjoy a free lunch while you are there!

There is a free shuttle to transport people directly from the Hillman Cancer Center to Bridgeside Point II and back. The shuttle will depart Hillman at 11:30 am and then depart Bridgside at 1:15 pm

12:00 pm Genome Stability Program Special Lecture @ Hillman Cancer Center Research Pavilion, Second Floor Conference Room
Speaker: Philip C. Hanawalt, PhD
Title: Professor Emeritus, Department of Biology, Stanford University
Lecture Title: Persons and Perspectives in the history of DNA Repair

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